BlogGeneralNewsPressSotheby's International Realty July 27, 2022

Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty Lists Watch Hill Home for $32 Million

Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty is honored to bring 8 Manatuck Avenue to market. This seaside estate known as “Sandcastle” is a once-in-a-lifetime offering in the village of Watch Hill. The property is listed at $32,500,000 and presented by Raymond Mott, Broker/Co-Owner, and Donna Simmons, Sales Associate, both of Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty.

Currently the most expensive home for sale in Rhode Island, the c.1930 home was owned by the Catholic Church for decades and has been lovingly renovated by the current owners. Featuring meticulously finished handcrafted woodwork, the interiors have been tastefully decorated in a classic Newport style. With ocean views from nearly every room, the main house has four bedrooms, three full, and two half bathrooms.

Sited on nearly one acre adjoining protected conservancy land, the property offers 180-degree ocean views that stretch from the Weekapaug coastline to the iconic Watch Hill Lighthouse. The outdoor space features a gazebo overlooking a seaside garden, a fire pit, and a stone terrace. The guesthouse, located over the garage, which was once a carriage house, offers two additional bedrooms and one bathroom, a kitchen, and a sitting area.

“Watch Hill is a unique piece of Rhode Island history and we have become an authority on this special community,” affirms Ray Mott, Broker/Co-Owner of Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty. “We are honored to represent this exceptional home in a picture-perfect coastal village.”

Ray Mott has been a prominent figure in the South County real estate market for over 37 years. One of the most consistently recognized high-end specialists in the Southern Rhode Island Coastal market, Ray was recognized as Kent/Washington Board of Realtors’ number one top producer an unrivaled six times. His signature Charlestown familiarity has led to his reputation for success, professionalism, and exceptional service.

“Watch Hill is comprised of more than 400 homes, yet only 20 or so are set on direct beach front,” says Donna Simmons. “And this home is one, with its white sand beach, making ‘Sandcastle’ an ideal getaway for weekends or an entire summer.”

Donna Simmons, a luxury real estate specialist in the Rhode Island and Connecticut markets, represented clients in the sale of 10 Bluff Avenue in 2019 and 12 Bluff Avenue in 2020. The sale of 10 Bluff Avenue is the highest recorded single-family property sale ever in Watch Hill, according to data available from the Rhode Island Multiple Listing Service. In 2013, Taylor Swift privately purchased the home at 16 Bluff Avenue for $17,750,000 according to Business Insider. 10 Bluff Avenue remains the highest known sale in Watch Hill since then.

Watch Hill is conveniently located between Boston and New York and is known for its charming lifestyle, natural beauty, and picturesque beaches.

BlogGeneralNewsSotheby's International Realty July 21, 2022

Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty Announces a Top Charlestown Sale

Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty is proud to announce the sale of 77 Sunset Drive, Charlestown for $1,700,000. Ray Mott, Broker/Co-Owner of Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty, represented the buyer. The seller was represented by Becki Donnell of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services New England Properties.

According to data available from Rhode Island Statewide Multiple Listing Service, this is the seventh highest sale in Charlestown this year. Agents of Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty have represented five clients in the top ten sales in Charlestown year to date.

The cottage style home, with views of Quonochontaug Pond, offers three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The multi-level decks overlooking the water and the boat ramp, dock, and beach rights allow for plenty of seasonal recreation.

Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty agents have a deep and far-reaching knowledge of local markets and understands how to leverage the power of local expertise with the worldwide reach of the iconic Sotheby’s brand.

This information is based in whole or in part on data supplied by the State-Wide Multiple Listing Service. The MLS does not guarantee and is not in any way responsible for its accuracy. These properties may have been sold by other real estate companies. Data maintained by the MLS may not reflect all real estate activity in the market. Data is based on information from Rhode Island Statewide Multiple Listing Service for the period of 1/1/2022 through 7/21/2022.
BlogGeneralNewsPressSotheby's International Realty July 6, 2022

Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty Announces a Top Westerly Sale

Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty is proud to announce the home at 5 Seabury Drive has sold for $1,625,000. Ray Mott, Broker/Co-Owner, and Stephen Murphy, Sales Associate: both of Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty, represented the seller. Pinder Braich of Re/Max Executive Realty represented the buyer.

According to data available from Rhode Island Statewide Multiple Listing Service, the sale of 5 Seabury Drive is the fourth highest Westerly single-family sale year to date. Agents of Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty have represented clients in two of the top five sales in the municipality so far this year.

Sold for the first time, the Sea Glen home is perched high on 1.6 acres overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and Winnapaug Pond. Offering three bedrooms, three- and one-half bathrooms, and nearly 5,000 square feet, the unique property combines the essence of the seaside community with complete privacy.

“This pristine home has so much to offer,” says Stephen Murphy. “The superb location and modern amenities make for a perfect space for gathering and entertaining.”

“We are happy to welcome new residents to the multigenerational community of Westerly,” adds Ray Mott.

Agents of Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty take a sophisticated and artful approach to marketing to unite extraordinary homes with extraordinary lives. Backed by the power of an exclusive luxury brand, the firm continues to raise the bar.

This information is based in whole or in part on data supplied by the State-Wide Multiple Listing Service. The MLS does not guarantee and is not in any way responsible for its accuracy. These properties may have been sold by other real estate companies. Data maintained by the MLS may not reflect all real estate activity in the market. Data is based on information from Rhode Island Statewide Multiple Listing Service for the period of 1/1/2022 through 7/6/2022.
BlogGeneralNewsPressSotheby's International Realty May 20, 2022

Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty Announces a Top Sale in Charlestown

Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty is proud to announce the sale of 10 Highland Road for $2,200,000. Ray Mott, Broker/Co-Owner of Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty, represented the seller and Robin Knisley, Broker Associate, also of Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty, represented the buyer.

According to Rhode Island Statewide Multiple Listing Service, the sale of 10 Highland Road is tied at the third highest sale in Charlestown this year. Agents of Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty also represented the buyer of the other tied sale. The firm has represented seven clients in the top ten sales in Charlestown in 2022.

“We are an authority in the Charlestown community,” says Ray Mott. “Our firm and our agents continue to exceed expectations and deliver for our clients. We are proud of our position in the market and look forward to future success.”

The Quonochontaug home is located on Garden Pond. The two-bedroom and two-bathroom cottage boasts over 1,200 square feet and is just steps from the ocean.

Robin Knisley adds, “Thanks to the collaborative efforts of my colleagues at Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty, I am happy to welcome my client home to Quonochontaug, a beautiful coastal neighborhood and a very special place to live.”

Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty agents have a deep and far-reaching knowledge of local markets and understands how to leverage the power of local expertise with the worldwide reach of the iconic Sotheby’s brand.

This information is based in whole or in part on data supplied by the State-Wide Multiple Listing Service. The MLS does not guarantee and is not in any way responsible for its accuracy. These properties may have been sold by other real estate companies. Data maintained by the MLS may not reflect all real estate activity in the market. Data is based on information from Rhode Island Statewide Multiple Listing Service for the period of 1/1/2022 through 5/20/2022.
This information is based in whole or in part on data supplied by the State-Wide Multiple Listing Service. The MLS does not guarantee and is not in any way responsible for its accuracy. These properties may have been sold by other real estate companies. Data maintained by the MLS may not reflect all real estate activity in the market. Data is based on information from Rhode Island Statewide Multiple Listing Service for the period of 1/1/2022 through 5/20/2022.
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What You Can Buy in Rhode Island for Around $2 Million

What You Can Buy in Rhode Island for Around $2,000,000

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5 Seabury Drive | Westerly, RI | $1,995,000

Listed by Ray Mott & Stephen Murphy

Perched high above the entrance to the Sea Glen Community sits this pristine 3 bed 3.5 bath home on 1.6 acres, with panoramic views of the Atlantic and Winnapaug Pond from every room. Upon entering the foyer, you are captivated by the floor-to-ceiling living room windows, southern facing and full of stunning views of morning sunrises and western sunsets. The expansive kitchen and dining area create a wonderful entertaining space overlooking the southern vistas toward the sea. The first-floor master suite offers an oversized bath with a private deck. The second floor boasts an open floor plan, a casual family room, and two bedrooms with a shared bath. The basement area provides a wonderful, finished space for family activities, entertaining and overflow guest space, along with a full bath, kitchen, and bar. The walkout access to the flat private outdoor setting would be a wonderful future patio space with a pool. This is truly a unique property that combines the essence of the seaside community of Westerly with complete privacy.

600 Main Street | South Kingstown, RI | $2,100,000

Listed by Claudia Philbrick

“Belle Terre” is a truly unique offering of an exceptional historic residence on 10+acres which was once part of a 100-acre heritage farm, now with more than 50 acres preserved in perpetuity. This awe-inspiring oasis in the middle of Wakefield is located just minutes to town, restaurants, shops, hospital, marinas, and beaches. The main residence consists of 5,126 square feet of living space with 5 bedrooms and 4.5 baths. The entry foyer displays a barrel-vaulted ceiling with a grand staircase and chandelier. Original hardwood floors on both levels were milled from beech trees located on-site. The coffered ceiling great room, which spans 50 feet, flows into the formal dining room, with the attached sunporch flanking the length of both rooms. The magnificent views from the sun porch are facing east over fields and stone walls, with mature trees and plantings, including a koi pond. The large eat-in kitchen includes a Viking stove, butler’s pantry, food pantry, attached laundry room, storage room and rear porch. Also on the first floor is a handsome office/library with a fireplace, a charming study with barrel-vaulted ceilings and built-ins, a walk-in coat closet, and a half bath. On the second floor, the primary bedroom has a fireplace, walk-in closet, office, and sleeping porch. There is a guest suite with fireplace and bath, 3 additional bedrooms, 3 additional baths, and an exercise room.

114 Spring Street | North Kingstown, RI | $2,195,000

Listed by Kathy Kourakis

The finest blending of old and new can be found in this desirable Plum Beach summer cottage that has been totally renovated to include an in-law addition sitting on 3/4 acre of beautifully manicured grounds, blooming specimen trees and hydrangeas, gorgeous stone walls and water views. The original character and charm of this “summer home” has been lovingly maintained including fir floors, built-ins, board and batten ceilings and even a sleeping porch that is now a beautiful year-round room. Every room has been updated, the interior freshly painted and kitchen totally renovated in 2021 with 2 walls of sliders overlooking the patio and gardens. 2005 brought the addition of almost 1500 square feet to extend the home for guest quarters or in-laws offering first floor one bedroom and bath, living and dining rooms, a granite kitchen, a loft, and a wraparound mahogany deck for outdoor enjoyment. This home has been a particular treasure to its two owners and has enjoyed its “walk to water” location with deeded beach rights. it is now looking for a new owner to cherish its history and to start making new memories. Opportunity also awaits to apply for membership in the Plum Beach & Tennis Club.

Blog February 23, 2022

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BlogGeneralNewsSotheby's International Realty February 18, 2022

Extraordinary Growth Leads to New Management Structure for Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty

As a result of rapid growth in just eight years as a company, Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty is announcing an expansion of the management team structure for 2022. Poised for the opportunity to drive the business to the next level as the premiere provider of luxury real estate in Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts, the firm is taking steps to build upon past successes and structure the company for further advancement. With five new positions, Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty aims to raise the bar once again.

Greg Kiely, Managing Broker for Sotheby’s International Realty Cape Cod brokerages, has joined Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty as CEO. Since 2015, Greg has managed a multi-office staff of local experts tasked with transaction financial management, marketing, and advertising to assist associates. In his new position, Greg will have leadership responsibility for the organic growth of the company, the development of new territories, and the oversight of sales management for the seven offices. Greg was the 2019 Massachusetts REALTOR® of the Year and in 2020 was named a Realogy NextGen Rising Star for his service to his brokerage and the community. Deeply involved in REALTOR® volunteer leadership, Greg gives Sotheby’s International Realty associates and clients direct access to the latest information on government regulations and professional development opportunities that impact the real estate brokerage community.

Jeni Pardo de Zela has been promoted to the role of Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer. A 15-year industry veteran, graduate of Ascend: The Executive Leadership Experience, and a certified NINJA Leader, Jeni contributes to the overall growth of the company by supporting agents and leading the marketing department. As the firm’s architect of marketing and communications platforms, Jeni executes the strategic growth objectives and preserves the Sotheby’s International Realty brand identity across the company. Dedicated to increasing agent success, Jeni established an in-house educational program designed to ensure agents leverage the firm’s many tools implemented to drive business goals.

In addition, Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty is also announcing the appointment of three new Directors. Brooke Churas is now Director of Marketing. In this role, Brooke executes the vision of the marketing department and expands brand exposure through the region. Andrea Crivellaro is now Director of Operations. In this role, Andrea fulfills the duties of Business Analyst, Referral Coordinator, and Operational Liaison to vendors and partners of the firm. Katelyn Scott is now the Director of Administration and Agent Transition. In this role, Katelyn oversees the administrator team and all administrative functions for the company. In addition, Katelyn is responsible for agent affiliation, orientation, and hands on training and onboarding as agents join the firm.

“We could not be more excited to welcome Greg into our family”, says Judy Chace, Broker/Co-Owner of Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty. “All of these changes are going to move the needle on what to expect from us. We are creating something special here and it is a very exciting time for our company and the direction in which we are heading.”

Ray Mott, Broker/Co-Owner of Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty adds, “Well deserved and categorically earned, we are so proud of the team and the new positions they have accepted. We have been strategic over the last few years and are prepared to take our firm to the next level. We are confident in our people and confident in our place in Rhode Island’s luxury real estate.”

BlogFeaturedNewsPressSotheby's International Realty December 21, 2021

Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty Sells Bois Doré

Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty is pleased to announce the sale of 115 Narragansett Avenue for $8,990,000. The seller was represented by Judy Chace, Broker/Co-Owner and Kylie McCollough, Sales Associate: both of Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty. Kara Malkovich of Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty represented the buyer.

Selling for the first time since 2006, the gilded age home was built by renowned New York architect Charles A. Platt. “Bois Doré”, circa 1927, is gracefully sited on four private acres off Bellevue Avenue. Located five blocks from The Breakers, the home is designed in the Louis XVI style boasting a marble foyer entrance. Wrought iron and glass front doors compliment the timeless limestone façade and center the two wings of the home. An 85-foot great hall extends to either side, giving the space a sense of balance and grandeur. 

“This historic home is an architectural masterpiece steeped in Newport society,” says Judy Chace about the estate. “We are proud to have represented this iconic famed Newport Mansion.” 

The home is adorned with details such as Martin Battersby trompe l’oeil art, a style of painting in which objects are depicted with photographically realistic detail, and the largest ballroom of any private home in Newport. 

Kylie McCollough adds, “Once described as one of the last great houses built for Newport, this extraordinary property is a beautiful piece of Rhode Island history. It has been an honor to be a part of this home’s story.”

“A wonderful way to end a year full of exciting real estate,” says Ray Mott, Broker/Co-Owner of Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty. “Thank you to all who have made this a year to remember.”  

BlogFeaturedNewsPressSotheby's International RealtyVideo September 23, 2021

Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty Lists the Estate That Inspired “The Conjuring” Franchise

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Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty proudly brings 1677 Round Top Road to market. Listed at $1,200,000, the c.1826 home that inspired the horror franchise “The Conjuring” is one of the most well-known haunted houses in the United States. The property is represented by The Blackstone Team of Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty.

Legend has it, the home is haunted by the presence of Bathsheba Sherman, who lived in the house in the 1800’s. To this day, countless happenings have been reported. The chilling stories, incidents, and recollections of residents and visitors of the property have been told in dozens of media productions including books, movies, and television shows.

The critically acclaimed original movie was based on accounts taken from inhabitants of this fourteen-room farmhouse. Many qualified paranormal researchers have been invited into the home – most famously Ed and Lorraine Warren, who founded the oldest ghost hunting team in New England. In the 1970’s, the Warrens were hired to rid the home of its evil. They have confirmed that the events depicted in “The Conjuring” franchise did transpire.

Currently, the full functioning restored farmhouse in Harrisville is rented overnight to paranormal researchers, ghost hunters, and folks of the like. Day events, tours, and live streams comprise the numerous ways that the sellers have created an income-producing property. The true potential though is awaiting the next caretakers.

“This is the power of the Sotheby’s Brand,” says Ben Kean, Junior Partner and Sales Associate of The Blackstone Team. “Representing and marketing this type of property takes a professional with experience and expertise.”

According to Ray Mott, Broker/Co-Owner of Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty, “1677 Round Top Road is a property with such a fascinating background, and we are pleased to have listed this interesting home.”

Agents of Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty, some of the most consistently recognized high-end specialists in the luxury market, value the unique.

“The “Conjuring” estate is an intriguing offering in northern Rhode Island. We are happy that The Blackstone Team has listed this property with such noteworthy historical significance,” adds Judy Chace, Broker/Co-Owner of Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty.

Ben Gugliemi, Sales Associate of The Blackstone Team adds, “We are thrilled to be selected to represent this historic one-of-a-kind property.”

Located on eight acres, the home is just over 3,000 square feet and features three bedrooms and one- and one-half bathrooms. Interested parties must provide proof of funds for in-person viewing of property and sign an NDA for release of full property financials. Please contact Ben Kean 401-954-3965 or Ben Gugliemi 401-339-7966 for more information. Detailed pro forma available upon request to qualified buyers.

BlogFeaturedGeneral August 31, 2021

Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty | Top 2021 Sales

Luxury Real Estate Experts

Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty is the premier choice for Rhode Island luxury real estate. Spearheaded by two of Rhode Island’s most accomplished and respected brokers, we represent some of the most distinctive properties in Coastal Southern New England. It is our mission to provide you with the world-class service and property exposure that you expect when working with a Sotheby’s International Realty® affiliate.

According to data available from Rhode Island Multiple Listing Service, Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty has participated in the following top sales this year.

13 Oyster Point | $1,279,000 | Highest Sale in Warren 2021
Seller represented by Donna Conway, Sales Associate and Jennifer Collins Boland, Sales Associate


6 McKenzie Drive | $1,449,000 | Highest Ever Residential Sale in Smithfield
Seller represented by Donna Conway, Sales Associate


23 Overlook Trail | $1,450,000 | Highest Ever Sale in Scituate
Seller represented by Donna Conway, Sales Associate


101 North Main Street | $900,000 | Highest Residential Sale in Providence 2021
Buyer represented by Ben Scungio, Sales Associate/Office Manager


256 East Shore Road | $6,970,000 | Highest Sale in Jamestown 2021
Seller represented by Nicole Carstensen, Sales Associate


35 Bridgham Farm Road | $975,000 | Highest Sale in East Providence 2021
Seller represented by Amy I. Doorley-Lucas, Sales Associate


85 Nayatt Road | $4,587,500 | Highest Sale in Barrington 2021
Buyer represented by Ray Mott, Co-Owner/Broker

At Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty, we understand how to leverage the power of local expertise with the worldwide reach of the iconic Sotheby’s brand. Our agents have deep and far-reaching knowledge of their local markets. The Sotheby’s International Realty network connects your real estate needs to a global network of over 17,000 sales associates located in approximately 800 offices in 61 countries and territories worldwide. Truly, this is the quintessential luxury real estate brand. Put our global connections and targeted reach to work for your home today.

This information is based in whole or in part on data supplied by the State-Wide Multiple Listing Service. The MLS does not guarantee and is not in any way responsible for its accuracy. These properties may have been sold by other real estate companies. Data maintained by the MLS may not reflect all real estate activity in the market. Data is based on information from Rhode Island Statewide Multiple Listing Service.